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I was recently reorganizing my fossil collection and thought I would share some pieces I collected during Paleontology field trips in undergrad at Alabama. I'm glad I took thorough notes at the time! The demopolis chalk is a popular formation for finding Exogyra/ostrea/pycnodonte shells and shark teeth. We visited a site in Tupelo, MS many times for surface collecting. Some of the cool pieces I found were many fragments of a mosasaur jaw (top pic, top 2 slots), a Squalicorax kaupi tooth, a scyliorhinus(?) tooth, bony fish vertebrae, and bony fish teeth. I was told the dark fossils
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsAncient sea turtle fossil found in Alabama named new genus, species AlabamaCom, January 7, 2019 https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2020/01/ancient-sea-turtle-fossil-found-in-alabama-named-new-genus-species.html Gentry, A.D., Ebersole, J.A. and Kiernan, C.R., 2019. Asmodochelys parhami, a new fossil marine turtle from the Campanian Demopolis Chalk and the stratigraphic congruence of competing marine turtle phylogenies. Royal Society Open Science, 6(12), p.191950. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.1098/rsos.191950 Yours,
Here's one more photo from the Sumter County field trip. This specimen was still in the chalk, perpendicular to the plane of the bed. Sorry I didn't snap an in situ photo. If this one is man-made, you can put the dunce cap sticker by my name for a week